Coral Biologist, Maldives

To oversee the coral restoration project at a 5* resort in the Maldives. This position will report to the Resident Marine Biologist as well as manage a diverse team of three people, two restoration interns and one boat captain. He/she will be in charge of long-term project goals and improvements in order to increase the success of the project.


Duties include: long-term and daily scheduling; nursery construction, maintenance, and upkeep; nursery monitoring; transplanting nursery corals, monitoring of coral transplants; reef surveying including fish and benthic surveys; data management; writing scientific reports; coral adoption and educational talks for resort guests.


Start mid October, November 1st at the latest.


Professional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine biology or related field
  • Minimum rescue diver certification; divemaster preferred
  • Coral restoration experience – including nurseries and transplanting
  • Knowledgeable about marine ecosystems
  • Experience with coral reef surveying
  • Experience with statistical analysis and management of large datasets
  • Previous experience in 5* resort preferred
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Comfortable working in remote location
  • Boat handling experiences would be a plus but not mandatory


Position benefits:

  • 1 year contract with possibility of extension 
  • Attractive monthly salary (USD)
  • International flights and work permit borne by resort (arrival and departure)
  • Two shared accommodation
  • Meals provided by resort
  • 60% off from resort restaurants and bars


To apply, please send CV including date of birth, cover letter, and a recent photo to

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